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Carissa Green Reads

I read widely from many genres. Perhaps this blog will feature fewer ratings and reviews, but I certainly intend to write about my reading life - it's the subject I most find myself wanting to talk about.

Currently reading

The Last Voyage of Somebody the Sailor
John Barth
Chicago Poems
Carl Sandburg
Chekhov Four Plays
Anton Chekhov, David Magarshack
The Gay Science: with a Prelude in Rhymes and an Appendix of Songs
Walter Kaufmann, Friedrich Nietzsche
A Kierkegaard Anthology
Robert W. Bretall

Notes on Adaptation: Brooklyn

Brooklyn - Colm Tóibín

"Brooklyn" is nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay on tonight's Academy Awards, and I  am certainly excited about that. It was my favorite film of the year (although it won't win), and both the book and the adaptation were just, just perfect. 


The adaptation was completely faithful. The only changes were that Eilis' brothers have disappeared as characters and the fiancé's conversation in the courthouse makes the reveal at the end of the film clearer. Both are acceptable changes. 


Plus, the screenplay was written by the fine British novelist Nick Hornby, who would be the person I'd most like to see give an Oscar speech.


Read it, see it, love it, "Brooklyn."